by Kate Elswit
Why theatre and dance?
Making a compelling case for the significance of resisting genre distinctions in the arts, Kate Elswit demonstrates why and how the interdependence between theatre and dance needs to be understood as the rule, rather than the exception. This illuminating text focuses on the interconnected ecosystems of practice that constitute performance history, the expansion of theatre and dance forms on contemporary North American and European stages, and the disciplinary methods that scholars use today to understand such practices, both past and present.
The Theatre& series is a major innovation in theatre scholarship: for the first time, A-list scholars mould cutting-edge thinking about theatre into an easy-to-digest and easy-to-afford form for consumption by everyone. By selecting the key issues, but not shying away from the more complex debates, Theatre& brings the very frontiers of theatre scholarship into the hands of any curious reader, allowing every theatre student and lover to take part in these exciting and challenging discussions. Each book is written by a high-profile theatre scholar and represents the latest critical thinking in the discipline.